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Citizen call to police leads to meth catch and arrest
 An alert Springfield citizen who called police regarding a suspicious vehicle the evening of July 1, led to the arrest of a man and woman in possession of methamphetamine. William J. Roalson, 29, 425 Mount Avenue, Mankato, was charged in Brown County District Court July 2 with felony third degree...
Lorie Frederiksen is pictured with Red Cross phlebotomist Jessica Arntzen as she prepares to give blood.
Lorie Frederiksen gave her ninetieth unit of blood on June 29 when the Red Cross Bloodmobile was in Springfield. Yes, that qualified her for her 11-Gallon Blood Donor pin two units ago — and Lorie is working on her twelfth gallon. She feels good about giving blood and that’s the reason she is a...
The rail crossing on Brown County State Highway 5
The rail crossing on Brown County State Highway 5 on the east edge of Springfield has had lights, gates and bells installed in recent days.  The project was managed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Canadian Pacific  Railroad and was totally financed with federal funding...
Derek Krebs and his brother, Bryant Krebs, whom he describes as his “right hand man,” are working together in construction.
After working for Chuck Roiger Construction, Derek Krebs recently purchased the business and equipment after Roiger retired several months ago.  Krebs likes carpentry. Seeing construction projects progress is satisfying, he says, and customer satisfaction is his goal. A 2005 graduate of Springfield...
Officer Michael Gordon joins police department
Michael Gordon, 34, is the newest member of the Springfield Police Department. He started work here on June 15 and is busy getting acquainted with the community and the people of Springfield. He grew up on a farm at St. Michael, graduated form St. Michael-Albertville High School, and then worked 10...
Construction season. Work is underway in Springfield’s Van Dusen Street.
Construction work on the 2015 Street Project is underway. On Van Dusen Street from Spring Street to Highway 14, asphalt has been milled, curb and gutter removed, and temporary water lines installed.  The street is being reconstructed and will be provided with new storm sewer, new water mains, new...
The Orpheus Band in early twentieth century.
It’s exciting for Springfield to celebrate Riverside Days with a concert in Brown’s Park Thursday evening.  A concert in the park brings back fond memories for people who remember the days when Brown’s Park was the site of weekly Sunday evening summer concerts.  Those who remember those concerts...
Springfield is celebrating Riverside Days this week with some new events and some scheduling changes that are expected to generate more interest and attract larger crowds to the various festivities. New to this year’s celebration are a concert by the Minnesota ‘Over-60’ Band at Brown’s Park...
Maria Flor and her father, Randy Therkilsen on the family farm.
Maria Flor, registered nurse and trauma coordinator at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield, gave her dad, Randy Therkilsen, a special, potentially life-saving gift for Father’s Day last year. That special gift was a tourniquet, and less than a year later, the device prevented a serious injury...
Riverside Days is June 25 - 28
Plans for Springfield’s Riverside Days are shaping up for next week’s celebration with some new events as well as some scheduling changes for a few of the traditional events. The celebration will get underway Thursday evening with a kiddy parade, band concert and an ice cream social in Brown’s Park...

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